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טמיוןPDF Author Aharon Appelfeld Polishdarling.co.uk Our Story Opens In An Austrian City, Two Generations Before The Holocaust, Where Almost All Of The Jews Have Converted To Christianity Today The Church Bells Are Pealing For Karl, An Ambitious Young Civil Servant Whose Conversion Will Clear His Path To A Coveted High Government Post Karl S Future Looks Bright, But With His Promotion Comes A Political Crisis That Turns His Conversion Into A Baptism By Fire, Unexpectedly Reuniting Karl With His Past And Forcing Him To Take A Stand He Could Never Have Imagined.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • טמיון
  • Aharon Appelfeld
  • English
  • 11 April 2017
  • 9780805210989

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  1. says:

    A numbing and depressive, but altogether an excellently sharp and bracing book Aharon Appelfeld s The Conversion is written as both the story of an individual and as a parable metaphor likened to the fighting of the tides or the efforts of rational but flawed people in the early stages of an horrific catastrophe.Among the Israeli writers I ve read so far Oz, Yehoshua, a bit of Kaniuk and Agnon, as well as Keret Appelfeld distinguishes himself from the rest, at least I can say in this work as this is the first of his I ve read, in writing about the past of Jews and Judaism as opposed to the Jews and Judaism of Israel s present Eschewing politics and absolutist judgments so prevalent among those who look upon history especially Jewish history in exile the diaspora as something to be downplayed, ignored, re written, or even just spat upon, by offering no easy answers to complicated and dire circumstances.The protagonist of the novel, Karl, is a convert from Judaism to Christianity, in an Austrian town where most of the Jews have indeed converted as well The circumstances regarding his conversion are social and bureaucratic, he basically wishes to ease the friction in his life engendered by his being Jewish in a non Jewish world and rise up the ranks in the municipal government Appelfeld neither condemns nor condones...


  2. says:

    I must admit that it took me some time to understand where this book was going, but then it all becomes clear The Austro Hungarian Empire is disintegrating We don t know when the history takes place, but it s certainly in the last years of the Empire In the towns of Austria, some Jews are merchants and despised by many, but many others are secular and slowly are converting into Catholicism for practical reasons or to get rid of the strictures of a religious life Karl is a successful public servant, non observant and ambitious He converts only to start a journey into his Jewishness It is the maid, a girl from the provinces, meaning Ruthenia in her case, not much older than Karl, who will be the trigger of his progressive change into a defender of the poor Jews against the racism they suffer The rest is a descent into hell, into bellicosity and a violence in him that contrasts w...


  3. says:

    I have read several other books by Appelfeld and this was not a favorite It was thought provoking but he has said what he is saying here better in other novels I do admire his style though restrained, elliptical, spare.


  4. says:

    As with Appelfeld s other books this one portrays the struggles Jews face in a hostile and at times dangerous world In this instance the setting is a small town in late 19th early 20th century Austria where most of the younger generation of educated Jewish men who have ambitions to succeed in their careers and to be accepted by mainstream Christian society leave their Jewish faith and convert to the Church Over the course of the book Appelfeld powerfully portrays the price that 3 of these men, as well as some other lesser characters, pay for their fateful decision For some it is their physical health For others it is their mental health and their spiritual well being Without giving away too much of the drama of the book I can note that none of them escape the far reaching consequences of their fateful decision The prose in this book is as straightforward and clear as his other ones are In this case, Appelfeld might have done a little editing Or perhaps the translation was successful This is because this book s style is a bit smoother and easier to read than some of his others He provides just enough description of his characters for the reader to grasp them and their struggles but not so much as to get embroiled in a lot of detail If anything I wish he had provided a little of their history in that re...


  5. says:

    One of Appelfeld s most brilliant allegories and a play on the early century encouraged conversion of diaspora Jews to Christianity So much for the current times both the political and the personal Don t blame the minorities, they re human beings too they have sleepless nights and aches and pains But they re the children of satan There are no children of Satan, T...


  6. says:

    After reading this book, I m not sure what to think about it I can say that it was a pretty easy read with heavy themes It was kind of like a combination of Kafka, 1984, and Catch 22 though I haven t read that one yet The author offers perspective, though he a was born about a generation later, on what it was like to live as a Jew in the early 20th century before the Great Wars and I m not sure that I really ever...


  7. says:

    Thought it was thought provoking, I did not love this book I know history wrote the end of the novel, yet I felt unsatisfied I kept expecting something huge to happen, some grandiose action to be taken and yet it never was Plus the nanny man child relationship irked me just a ...

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